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Chrysler Finally Recalls Some Jeeps over Fire Risk

Chrysler Finally Recalls Some Jeeps over Fire Risk

Jun 19 2013, 2:00pm CDT | by

Chrysler finally agrees with NHTSA and begins recall

Not too long ago I mentioned that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration had asked Chrysler to recall certain Jeep models over the potential for fires after certain types of accidents....

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Chrysler Finally Recalls Some Jeeps over Fire Risk

Jun 19 2013, 2:00pm CDT | by

Chrysler finally agrees with NHTSA and begins recall

Not too long ago I mentioned that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration had asked Chrysler to recall certain Jeep models over the potential for fires after certain types of accidents. Chrysler refused to recall the Jeeps when the NHTSA first asked. Chrysler has now had a change of heart and has agreed to recall 2.7 million SUVs.

The fire issue with certain Jeep models has been linked to 51 deaths from post-crash fires. I can only imagine the liability that Chrysler will be open to if a defect in the vehicle's design is linked specifically to those 51 deaths. Chrysler has announced a voluntary campaign to repair certain Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Liberty vehicles with fuel tanks that are mounted behind the rear axles.

On June 4, Chrysler refused to institute the recall when originally requested by the NHTSA. At the time, Chrysler said that the vehicles did not pose a safety risk. However, the NHTSA has the legal authority to force a recall and apparently, Chrysler realized that one way or the other it would be forced to recall the vehicles. Chrysler still maintains its vehicles are safe and well designed. “Chrysler Group recognizes that this matter has raised concerns for its customers and wants to take further steps, in coordination with NHTSA, to provide additional measures to supplement the safety of its vehicles,” the company said.

 
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Hellcat What? Meet the 10,000-hp Version of the 2015 Dodge Charger

Nov 4 2014 6:26pm CST | Source: Car and Driver

What’s technically “funny” but actually has zero sense of humor? This thing, the new 2015 Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car that was freshly unveiled by Mopar at the 2014 SEMA show. Okay, it’s a little funny looking, but don’t say that to its face. The 2015 Charger R/T Funny Car is the first collaboration between the production and racing engineers at Mopar, Dodge, and Don Schumacher Racing since the last Charger R/T Funny Car was introduced way back in 2006. The rede ...
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2 weeks ago

Official: 2015 Dodge Charger R/T NHRA Funny Car burns rubber into SEMA [w/video]

Nov 4 2014 6:26pm CST | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Motorsports, SEMA Show, Dodge, Racing, Autoblog Black Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is showing off a completely redesigned Dodge Charger Funny Car at this year's SEMA Show in Las Vegas and it's ready to blow through the NHRA timing lights next year. Initially, the shape might look like any of the other entrants in its class burning through the quarter mile, but this is the first comprehensive rethink for the racecar's ...
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2 weeks ago

Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #404

Nov 4 2014 4:44pm CST | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Podcasts, SEMA Show, Etc., BMW, Ford, Mercedes-Benz, Earnings/Financials, Ferrari, Celebrities Episode #404 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Chris Paukert and Brandon Turkus talk about the BMW i8 and i3, this week's SEMA show, the looming Ferrari spin-off and the passing of Tom Magliozzi, longtime co-host of NPR's Car Talk. We start with what's in the garage and finish up with some of your questions, and for those of you who hung wit ...
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VW joining with Fiat Chrysler would be 'brilliant' idea, Krafcik speculates

Nov 4 2014 3:18pm CST | Source: Automotive News

A merger of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Volkswagen would create a well-balanced global automaker that would be highly profitable, John Krafcik, president of auto-buying website Tru ...
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Video: Jeep dealer buries WWII Willys GP in showroom floor

Nov 4 2014 2:00pm CST | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Classics, SUV, Etc., Marketing/Advertising, Videos, Jeep, Military, Canada, Off-Road, Autoblog Black The Willys MB Jeep earned icon status during World War II thanks to its ruggedness, simplicity and go-anywhere ability. Following the war, it didn't take long for the handy vehicles to be scooped up by the public, and a brand slowly grew around the vehicles that has continued to thrive. Fast-forward to present day, where it's not uncommon for auto dealers ...
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2 weeks ago

Marchionne gains $13 million with stock sale after Ferrari deal

Nov 4 2014 11:42am CST | Source: Automotive News

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne made about 10.7 million euros ($13.4 million) from a surge in the automaker's share price after he annou ...
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Dodge sees over 5,000 U.S. orders for the Challenger Hellcat since October

Nov 4 2014 10:36am CST | Source: Driving Canada

The Dodge Challenger Hellcat hasn’t even hit dealers yet and it’s already proven to be extremely popular among enthusiasts. Case in point: Chrysler enthusiast website Allpar reports the Challenger Hellcat has seen more than 5,000 pre-orders in the U.S. since October. Dodge CEO Tim Kuniskis says dealers logged over 4,000 orders when the system opened last month, and added roughly another 1,000 since then. Naturally, it’s easy to ...
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2 weeks ago

Report: Why newly independent Ferrari may be forced into fuel-efficient cars

Nov 4 2014 10:01am CST | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Performance, Government/Legal, Ferrari The repercussions from Ferrari's pending transition into an independent automaker won't be understood for some time, but one of the biggest consequences could be that the iconic Italian marque will be forced into building more fuel-efficient vehicles. As Wired points out, while Ferrari built fewer than 7,000 cars in 2013, its status as a public comp ...
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2 weeks ago

Read This: Is Chrysler's 'America's Import' campaign outdated or offensive? [w/poll]

Nov 4 2014 9:30am CST | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Marketing/Advertising, Chrysler, Read This Chrysler launched its America's Import campaign with a splashy ad during the Super Bowl starring Bob Dylan and featuring a whole bunch of patriotic imagery that included Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, factory employees and, of course, the city of Detroit. Since then, the brand has followed the original spot with even more ads using the same tagline. Not everyone is pleased, it seems, incl ...
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